BAR STOOL PREACHERS, THE: Grazie Governo: CD

Playing poppy ska punk with strong working class political lyrics, I was a big fan of The Barstool Preachers’ message. The band is clearly talented, with strong musicianship and songwriting evident on Grazie Governo. Not only do the band know how to write songs, the recordings themselves sounded great from start to finish, capturing what I imagine is how the band sounds live. As much as I was a fan of their politics, and as evident as their talent is, I was not necessarily the right audience for their music. –Paul J. Comeau (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)